After a brutal and frankly pretty depressing 2020, there is some glimmer of hope with things slowly returning to being fully open again in Oregon. According to the latest, the 4th of July show that’s normally held every year in Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast is scheduled to return this summer. The big firework show at Taft and the show at Devil’s Lake are reportedly starting on July 3, 2021.
This year marks the 66th year since the firework show first began in Taft, in 1955 by the Taft and DeLake Fire Department. Since the first show, 2020 was the only year it was canceled due to COVID.
“We are happy to see a long-standing Lincoln City tradition return after a year’s hiatus,” said Lila Bradley, City Manager. “It’s a nice way to celebrate as we begin to return to normal with an event that takes advantage of our seven miles of beach and fresh ocean air.”
Visitors to the small coastal community can enjoy two firework shows back to back, two days in a row. The Devil’s Lake show, sponsored by the Devil’s Lake Neighborhood Association, will start July 3, with a barge set up in the middle of the lake where massive mortars will be fired off.
The best spot to view the show is from East Devil’s Lake State Park (a tree-covered campground) as suggested by the Lincoln City Visitors Bureau. Another great spot will be Regatte Park. For those with boats, Devil’s Lake is a great spot to view the show.
For the main show at Siletz Bay, rockets are being fired off from the Salishan Spit across the bay on July 4. If you’re looking for a fantastic place to relax and sleep overnight, we highly suggest checking out the Salishan Coastal Lodge. Salishan is nestled along the edge of Siltez Bay in Gleneden Beach. Hit the link here to book a room now.
“I’m pleased that our residents and guests will be able to have a safe and spectacular 4th of July weekend,” said Susan Wahlke, Mayor of Lincoln City.
Effective May 21, 2021, Lincoln City is in the “Lower Risk” category of Oregon’s risk and protection framework. While this allows for the reopening of local businesses, some may be under additional restrictions. A little kindness and understanding go a long way as we all navigate these unusual times.